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Rear-ended by a car when you are stopped for a traffic light? The other driver is liable for damage to your vehicle and for any injuries you suffer. What happens when your vehicle is damaged (or you are injured) because of a pothole in the...

Two Former Lafayette Sheriff Deputies Charged Prosecutors with the 15th Judicial District Attorney’s Office list criminal complaints against two former Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s deputies charged with the beating of an inmate last April. Michael McSheffrey, 34, and Brandon Gallien, 29, are charged with second-degree battery and malfeasance...

Response Filed to City of Crowley’s Motion for Summary Judgment   LAFAYETTE, LA, October 22, 2015 – A response filed to City of Crowley’s Motion for Summary Judgment in the matter of Clay Lejeune, et al vs. K.P. Gibson, provides details into the release of two videos...

Mamou Police Chief Sued by Ex-Dispatcher for Misconduct   LAFAYETTE — A former radio dispatcher with the Mamou Police Department has filed a federal misconduct lawsuit against the city’s police chief alleging she was arrested without a warrant in May 2011 and held in the town’s jail for...

Mom Files Federal Lawsuit in Son’s Wrongful Death from Taser   LAFAYETTE — The mother of Javon Rakestrau has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the 28-year-old suffered a fatal asthma attack in October 2010 after a Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s deputy shocked him with a taser. A forensic pathologist...

Video: Inmate thrown on ground, attacked by dog, stomped on by Iberia Parish deputy in shocking surveillance footage Sheriff says deputy since fired; tape subpoenaed as part of federal probe By Hannah Rappleye Special to The Advocate   It was Dec. 6, 2012, and Marcus Robicheaux, like the...

  Iberia Parish Sheriff Seeks FBI Investigation of Inmate Death at Jail NEW IBERIA — Criminal charges were never filed in the 2009 inmate death of Iberia Parish inmate Michael Jones. Sheriff Louis Ackal is now asking the FBI to investigate the case after a judge ruled...

Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal Charged in Inmate Assault Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal and Lieutenant Colonel Gerald Savoy were charged today with civil rights violations. Charges stem from the April 29, 2011 beatings of five pre-trail detainees at the Iberia Parish Jail. Ackal and Savoy are...

Fresenius Reaches $250 Million GranuFlo Settlement   On February 22, 2016, it was announced that Fresenius Medical Care reached an agreement to set aside $250 million to settle claims stemming from their GranuFlo and Naturalyte dialysis concentrates. GranuFlo and NaturaLyte are medications used on dialysis patients undergoing...

Former Teacher Pleads Guilty to Felony Sex Offense of Juvenile Student Paula Latiolais Pleads No Contest to Sex Offense Felony Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile NEW IBERIA, LA – According to documents maintained in the public record Paula Latiolais pleads no contest to the sex offense, Felony...